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Thread: 3D Pinwheels

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    3D Pinwheels

    I learned about this block yesterday at my quilt guild meeting. It is in the most recent issue of Quilt magazine, I believe. I made these two blocks last night. The original is 10" sq., which is pretty large for me, so I made one half that size also. I don't think I can get it smaller, though, because of the many layers of cloth, but I might give it a try!

    The folded and sewn 3D parts of the pinwheel look just like a recent post of a baby quilt, something about Surprise. If I can find it again quickly enough, I may edit it in here. Anyway, hope you like looking at my blocks.

    Here is a link to that baby quilt I remembered:

    Surprise! Baby Quilt
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    They are awesome! Boy I'll say they are 3D terrific work!!!!

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    can you share the pattern? They are wonderful blocks. Great job. Love the fabric combo.
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    your blocks turned out well. cute choice of fabrics
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    Great block!!!!!

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    The blocks look great! Great fabric choices!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindy4857 View Post
    can you share the pattern? They are wonderful blocks. Great job. Love the fabric combo.
    It is one of of those patterns which make you smile while you are doing it. Great fun! We had a lovely tutorial by tooMuch Fabric on the board last year if you want to try the link below. Have fun with this one.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57715-1.htm

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    Love it! Colors are a great combo!

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    Leslie, I love your 3D pinwheel, well I love all pinwheels. Can you explain how you get that little border in the center of the blade? The Surprise quilt is really cute but doesn't explain how to make that block.
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    PDF for the 3D pinwheel block

    Hey ladies! Thanks for the compliments! I found a free pdf on the magazine's website (quiltmag.com) which explains how to make the 3D block. I has pics, which are very helpful. I'm going to try to attach it.

    Sammygirlqt, that line of color comes from making the prairie point from two pieces of fabric and folding it in a certain way.

    Hope the pdf helps!
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    Very nice
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    WOW 3D effect is so visible and so crisp and perfect Great Job
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    Thanks for the link to the Prairie-point tote. Now I understand how you made the pinwheels. Love your color combination. Are you going to make a whole quilt out of them?

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    Very attractive pinwheels. Love the stripe.

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    Very pretty. You did a wonderful job on them.
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    Leslie, thanks so much for posting a link to this cute tote project. I am just itching for a new spring bag.
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    No, I'm using scraps for these, and I've just about run out! I've made the one large one, and four of the small ones, and I'm planning to make a wall quilt of them, if I can find one more fabric to tie them together. These were Maywood fabrics that I purchased about a year ago at the Int'l Quilt Festival in Cincinnati.



    Quote Originally Posted by Pam S View Post
    Thanks for the link to the Prairie-point tote. Now I understand how you made the pinwheels. Love your color combination. Are you going to make a whole quilt out of them?
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    You did a terrific job. Mastery of the pattern. I love the fabrics too

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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